Trent-Durham Grants

Trent-Durham Area Council designates a portion of its budget for grants for parish ministry in the areas of:

  • congregational development
  • Christian education
  • youth ministry
  • outreach

Grant requests are considered twice a year (September and December). These grants are normally under $10,000. Each application is reviewed by a member of the Area Council and presented with a recommendation to the council. All applications should include consultation with your regional dean.

2019 Trent-Durham Area Council grant application information

Trent-Durham Area Grant Application Form

Other funding opportunities

To give your funding application the best chance of success and to avoid wasted effort, you may want to consider whether your needs may be better served by applying to one of the other diocesan funding opportunities

Baker Foundation Grants: for the building of or additions to existing Sunday Schools

Bishop’s Company Fund: discretionary funds for the bishops to come to the aid of clergy and their families with emergency needs

Carleton Fund Grants: for repairs and/or renovations to rectories occupied by clergy

Ministry Allocation Fund (MAF) Grants: grants of loans for real estate purposes, congregational growth and ministry resources, and creating new forms of ministry

Reach Grants: one-time funding (up to $5,000) for ministry aimed at connecting with those not currently being reached by traditional parish ministry

Anglican Foundation of Canada: grants and loans for causes that are either new or for which funds are not easily accessed or financed. Supported programs can range from building projects, accessibility upgrades, creative arts programs, theological student bursaries, camps, Indigenous prayer and peace circles, and much more. (These grants can only be made through the Diocese, not directly from a parish.)